Every team has made the playoffs in at least once year.
The Columbus Blue Jackets made the 2008-09 season playoffs, making it their first time to qualify for the playoffs. Before that, they were the only team not to make the playoffs.
Every NHL team has made the playoffs at least once. Atlanta and Columbus have only made it once.
Every team has made the playoffs at some point of their history. The jets haven't yet, but the Thrashers did so their organization does have a playoff apperence
The Montreal Canadiens have made the playoffs the most times.
As of the 2008 playoffs, that has never happened.
Yes the NHL playoffs are fair. The top 8 teams in each conference make it to the playoffs. It doesn't matter what team your own, it just matters if you made the top 8 teams. The playoffs are completely fair.
As of the 2011/2012 NHL season no team has gone 16-0 in the playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins.<3